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Florence Welch opens up about how sobriety has changed touring: “It’s the people at the shows that save me”

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Florence Welch has opened up about how getting sober has affected her feelings about touring. The Florence + The Machine frontwoman stopped drinking and taking drugs in 2014, something she opened up about while promoting last year’s album, ‘High As Hope’. In a new interview with ES Magazine, Welch discussed the differences between touring before and after she stopped...

Florence + The Machine, Limp Bizkit, Thirty Seconds To Mars and more confirmed for Electric Castle 2019

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Florence + The Machine, Limp Bizkit, and Thirty Seconds To Mars are among the names confirmed to play at Electric Castle 2019. The Romanian festival will return to its home of Banffy Castle in the village of Bonţida over the weekend of July 17-21, bringing some of music’s hottest names with it. The castle is a historic monument and...

Florence + The Machine and Christine And The Queens share collaborative playlist “celebrating strong, inspiring women”

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Florence + The Machine have joined forces with Christine And The Queens for a playlist "celebrating strong, inspiring women" - check it out below. Read More: Florence + The Machine embrace minimalism at magical UK tour opener The London band are due to continue their US tour in support of 'High As Hope' this evening (May 15). Hitting the Concord Pavilion...

Listen to Florence + the Machine’s new song ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ featured in ‘Game of Thrones’

Florence + the Machine debuted a new song in the second episode of Game of Thrones season 8. 'Jenny of Oldstones' is played in the episode's closing credits. It followed Podrick Payne singing 'Jenny’s Song' by a fire earlier on in the programme, a truncated version of which appears in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. ...

Hozier, The Strokes, The 1975 and Florence & The Machine to headline Electric Picnic 2019

The line-up for Electric Picnic 2019 has been unveiled, and it's led by the likes of Hozier, The Strokes, The 1975 and Florence & The Machine. The festival returns to Ireland's County Laois once more between August 30 and September 1 – with all four of the above acts taking top billing across the weekend. Other notable names for the Stradbally...

Your best-loved musicians on their favourite books

To celebrate World Book Day, here are what your favourite musicians-turned-bookworms love to read, plus how their top literary picks have influenced their music. David Bowie Bowie used to often read "a book a day," according to 'David Bowie Is' curator Geoffrey Marsh. The Ontario museum displayed personal items of the singer back in 2013, which included his book collection. The music icon's son, Duncan...

25 killer albums turning 10 in 2019

If 2008 was the year that saw some pop (Coldplay), rock (Kings Of Leon) and hip-hop (Lil Wayne) giants cement their place as the game's big hitters, 2009 will be remembered as the year where some vital fresh blood reared their head. From the storming debuts of The xx and Florence and The Machine to coming-of-age releases from Arctic Monkeys and...

“Big Witch Energy”: Watch Florence Welch join Maggie Rogers onstage at Brixton Academy

Florence Welch made a surprise appearance at Maggie Rogers' Brixton Academy show this evening. Check out the footage below. The NME Big Read: Maggie Rogers Rogers was performing at the iconic south London venue tonight (February 19) in support of her debut album, ‘Heard It In A Past Life’. The new LP - released in January - was described by NME...

Florence and the Machine announce tour with support from Blood Orange, Christine and the Queens and more

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Florence and the Machine have announced a new string of tour dates and they're taking some big support acts along for the ride. Scroll down to see the list of shows. The band will be playing gigs across America and Canada, including stops in Las Vegas, Chicago and Toronto. Support for certain shows comes from the likes of Perfume Genius, Christine...

Florence + The Machine returns with two new songs, ‘Moderation’ and ‘Haunted House’

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Florence + The Machine have released two surprise new songs in 'Moderation' and b-side 'Haunted House'. Scroll down the page to listen to them now. The release of the studio recording of 'Moderation' track comes 12 days after the track was given its live debut. It was first played by Florence Welch and her band during their show at Perth's RAC...